How Does it Work? Goats and sheep are extremely efficient weeders, as they can eat 25% of their own body weight in vegetation in just one day. As they munch on the unwanted invasive plants, their hooves aerate the soil and nutrient rich droppings improve the soil health. The animals will spend each day grazing, and a moveable, solar-powered electric fence will be used to ensure that the herding animals can focus on one section at a time. For those wanting to learn more, experts from Quivira Coalition will be on-site to answer questions and speak to the many benefits of prescribed grazing.
Graze Days Session 2 takes place at Santa Fe's Railyard Park Oct. 28 to 30. Come observe the animals work and learn from ranchers and experts about how grazing benefits the health of the Park's native grasses and soil. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., a herd of 60-70 sheep and goats will graze the Park's native grasslands. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy freestyle workshops and interpretive educational programing.
Graze Days is presented in partnership with Railyard Park Conservancy, Quivira Coalition and the City of Santa Fe, and sponsored by Whole Foods, Positive Energy Solar and Market Street.